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The primate collection at the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona (Spain)

Author(s): C. Veracini | E. Garcia–Franquesa

Journal: Arxius de Miscel-lània Zoològica
ISSN 1698-0476

Volume: 8;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Naturalistic collection | Primates | Review

The Natural Science Museum of Barcelona (MCNB) houses a total of 309 specimens of non–human primates. The collection comprises 102 stuffed animals, 33 skins, 73 skeletons, 24 postcranial skeletons, eight mounted skeletons, 54 skulls, three whole animals in alcohol, and 31 other samples (bones and other). Over the last two years the collection has been completely reviewed and reorganized. The collection contains 39 genera and includes a wide range of extant non–human primates. It houses specimens from Africa, Asia and South and Central America, with 10.26% of samples being Strepsirrhines, 26.92% New World monkeys and 62.18% Old World monkeys. The Museum houses some endangered or rare species. In this work we present the contents of the recent review with new and updated taxonomic attributions together with a complete list of samples that includes information on age, class and preservation status for each specimen.
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